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The Best Of Dinah Washington

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Historical union of jazz's biggest labels results in the September 24, 2002

release of 14 wholly encompassing CDs by many of the music's greatest stars

For the first time in their histories, the prestigious jazz labels The Verve Music Group and Blue Note Records have joined forces to create The Definitive Series, remarkable collections of classic jazz artists compiled from ... Read more in Amazon's Dinah Washington Store

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: blue note records
  • ASIN: B000002V1R
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 462,658 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. FULLER TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Feb 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The Best of Dinah Washington, the Roulette Years.

Running time 71.51


You're nobody 'til Somebody Loves You
Take Your Shoes Off Baby
Call Me Irresponsible
You've Been a Good Old Wagon
He's My Guy
Where Are You
For All We Know
Red Sails in the Sunset
Me and My Gin
It's a Mean Old Man's World
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
That Sunday
Something's Gotta Give
Let Me Be the First to Know
You're a Sweetheart
Fly Me to the Moon
I'll Close My Eyes
Why Was I Born?
Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Drinking Again
Romance in the Dark
Destination Moon
NoBody Knows the way in Feel This Morning

The recordings on this 1992 compilation date from 1962-1964. Selections for this CD come from the following albums In Love (1962); Dinah '62; Back To The Blues (1963); Dinah '63; The Dinah Washington-A Stranger On Earth Years (1963); Dinah Washington (1964); The World Of Dinah Washington (1964); A Stranger On Earth (1964)
The sound transfers are excellent. The orchestra's of Fred Norman & Don Costa provide the backings. There are plenty of definitive performances from this last phase of her recording career. My favourites are "He's My Guy"; "Something's Gotta Give" & "Fly Me to the Moon".
This CD can be obtained for a very reasonable price so shop around for a good deal. You will not be disappointed with the content from the Roulette Years...
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Best of Roulette Is Not Very Best 1 Feb 2001
By Peter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I wondered why during Dinah's contract to Roulette Records they didn't saw fit to record her in something besides an orchestra or violin strings? I own many of Dinah's stuff (on both CDs and records), and to say the least, this woman is TALENTED. But it's frustrating to hear her in nothing short of constant repetition on this "Best of" collection. Roulette is generous including a whopping 23 tracks on this set, but most of them are the same arrangement and accompaniment. Couldn't they be more creative in the arrangements for Dinah? The best tracks here are taken from her outstanding "Back to the Blues" CD when she sang in a bluesy, gospel-inflected manner, the style that got her the most attention when she started out as a singer. Unfortunately with the pop success that came to Dinah, she repeated the same formula, and most of that is reflected here, track after track of endless strings and unimaginative big band charts. I would recommend bypassing this collection and getting the outstanding "Back to the Blues" set that is also available on Amazon. Dinah's singing there is inspired and blues-singing at its best.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
give that gal a spotlight !!! 4 April 2008
By Matthew G. Sherwin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Best of Dinah Washington is a solid assortment of Dinah's work on Roulette Records and wow, is Dinah's voice ever in great form! Sure, the musical arrangements are rather similar; but I'm not sure Dinah had complete power over that. The sound quality is very good and I like the artwork, too.

"You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" has a fine big band style arrangement; and when Dinah comes in this number really takes flight! Dinah swings brightly and her voice is like silk. Dinah's excellent diction and her fine sense of timing enhance her performance even further! "Call Me Irresponsible" features Dinah squarely front and center; she sings this ballad with panache. Dinah also injects a certain romantic quality into this number using her finely tuned voice. Wonderful! Moreover, there's also "He's My Guy" uses the strings and brass to great advantage while Dinah sings her heart out.

"For All We Know" gives us yet another romantic tune that Dinah aces easily; her voice is rich, warm and vibrant. The music that accompanies her is beautiful but it is definitely Dinah that owns the spotlight. "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" starts with a musical flourish; and Dinah comes in to take this number straight out of the ballpark! Dinah sings "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" beautifully; the background chorus wasn't really necessary. Dinah could have handled this all by herself; she certainly was good enough to do that.

"That Sunday (That Summer)" is a number former President Kennedy always enjoyed; and it's always been one of my favorites, too. "That Sunday (That Summer)" gets a fine interpretation from Dinah who delivers this somewhat more slowly than I'm used to--but it still holds its own very well. "Fly Me To The Moon" has a backup chorus to bolster Dinah's performance--and she sings this sweetly to make this an especially pretty number. I love it!

"Baby Won't You Please Come Home" shines when Dinah sings it to perfection--and beyond! Dinah sings this with heart and soul; and she never misses a beat, either! "Destination Moon" is equally brilliant in Dinah's capable hands; the brass sounds great and Dinah just couldn't have done this any better--it's all THAT good.

The CD ends with Dinah singing "Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning." The music starts--and Dinah comes in to make this number very memorable. Nobody could have sung this quite as beautifully as Dinah did!

Dinah Washington fans will want this CD for their collections. People who enjoy classic pop vocals will also like this album.
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Best recordings of Dinah Washington you'll hear. 10 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This CD has great sound. This is Dinah Washington at her best, with the best backup band and recording session she ever had. When you listen to Dinah Washington sing on this album you'll believe that she was as equally talented as Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Classy and Timeless 5 Feb 2000
By MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
her voice is one of a kind.this set showcases her talent.the band the arrangements are top form.her voice is Rich&timeless.she is one of the Greatest female singers ever.you feel the texture of her voice.
Love it 2 Jun 2014
By Susan Sarto - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Again, I want every CD I can get my hands on. Will order more of her Cd's in the future
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